I have been a railroad fan since I began to crawl. I recently found some old photos in an box that I took in my early teens almost sixty-five years ago. Although none of them are significant, I would like to share them with those of you who also have a love of western railroading.
The San Joaquin Daylight double-heading through
the Tehachapis during the late 1940s.
Southern Pacific Cab-forward along the Carqueniz Straits
between Crockett and Martinez, California.
Somewhere in the
Left, an 0-8-0
switching the the Klamath Falls yards.
Right, a long freight of mostly empty flat cars
heads out of Klamath Falls
behind a 2-8-8-2.
At left, an eastbound Sacramento Northern freight pulling out of Oakland, California, just east of Chabot elementary school.
The days of passenger service long gone,
this quaint old
station survived until
the rails were
Lettered Pacific Portland Cement, the 501 was originally Virginia and Truckee #13, the "Empire". and is now in the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. Photo taken in Oakland.
Santa Fe passenger train, location unknown, possibly Richmond, Ca.
At the freght yards
in Richmond, California
Oakland 16th Street Station
Noon Daylight, 3rd & Townsend, San Francisco,
photo probably taken in the late 1940s, as this train
was discontinued in l949. Normally pulled by GS-4.
At Keddie in the Feather River Canyon
At the yards in Oroville, California
California Zephyr at Oakland Shops
Hope you enjoyed these old shots. Even after 65 years, looking at them takes me right back to the day I took them.
Unknown location, possibly
16th Street Oakland area.
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Just east of Klamath Falls,
Oregon, this freight is headed
to Alturas, California